Street Address
8346 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 97
Lancaster, VA 22503
phone: 804-462-7280
fax: 804-462-6107
$2.00 to visit the Museum House and grounds, $5.00 to work at the Library. Members are not charged.
Museum Type(s)
Ms. Doris Lackey, Executive Director
Ms. Valencia Keeve
Judy McClain Lukich, Researcher- Member


The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library is in its 45th year serving the families and communities of Lancaster County and Virginia's Northern Neck.


To discover, collect, preserve, understand and interpret the history of Lancaster and surrounding counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the enjoyment and educational benefit of all residents, succeeding generations and visitors to the area.


The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library complex is located in the heart of Lancaster County on Virginia’s Northern Neck. The Museum/Library was established in 1958 and took the name Mary Ball Washington to honor the mother of the nation's first president. Mary Ball was born in Lancaster County, just eight miles from the Museum. The Museum seeks to recapture the stories and the rich history of the people of Virginia's Northern Neck.